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Packers-Lions Injury Report (Thursday)

T.J. Lang didn't practice on Thursday, joining five key defenders on the sideline.

Add guard T.J. Lang to the Green Bay Packers’ list of walking wounded.

The team’s veteran right guard sat out Thursday’s practice with a hip injury. He wasn’t on Wednesday’s injury report so coach Mike McCarthy was not asked about Lang before Thursday’s practice.

Five key defensive players were sidelined for a second consecutive day: outside linebacker Clay Matthews, cornerback Sam Shields, safety Morgan Burnett, defensive tackle Letroy Guion and elephant Datone Jones.

“It’s just the way it goes sometimes,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “That’s why you work the way you do, just more opportunities for other people.”

Shields was scheduled to be evaluated off-site this week, McCarthy confirmed. McCarthy said Matthews and Burnett had good rehab workouts on Wednesday, seemingly increasing the probability that they’ll play vs. Detroit on Sunday.

With Guion and Jones injured, the Packers promoted defensive tackle Brian Price from the practice squad.

For Detroit, star defensive end Ezekiel Ansah and linebacker DeAndre Levy didn’t practice again. Another starting linebacker, Kyle Van Noy, progressed to limited participation.

PLAYERINJURYWED.THURS.
PACKERS
S Chris Banjo Hamstring Full Full
S Morgan Burnett Groin DNP DNP
OLB Jayrone Elliott Hamstring Full Full
DT Letroy Guion Knee DNP DNP
CB Josh Hawkins Hamstring Full Full
DB Micah Hyde Ankle Full Full
WR Jeff Janis Hand Full Full
DE/OLB Datone Jones Knee DNP DNP
G T.J Lang Hip Not listd DNP
OLB Clay Matthews Ankle/Hamstring DNP DNP
CB Sam Shields Concussion DNP DNP
LIONS
DE Ezekiel Ansah Ankle DNP DNP
CB Adairius Barnes Ankle Limited Limited
TE Eric Ebron Back DNP Limited
DE Wallace Gilberry Abdomen DNP Limited
LB DeAndre Levy Quadricep DNP DNP
OT Riley Reiff Ankle DNP Limited
DE Devin Taylor Ankle Not listed DNP
LB Kyle Van Noy Calf DNP Limited
DT Tyrunn Walker Calf DNP Limited
TE Cole Wick Shoulder Full Full
LB Antwione Williams Hamstring DNP DNP

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